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Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration? And maybe showed the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) or a number close to it on your caller ID? Lots, right?

We’ve seen a spike in the number of people reporting those fake SSA calls to us. Since January 2018, we’ve gotten more than 63,000 reports of this scam. Three percent of those people reported a loss – and they lost $16.6 million (with a median loss of $1,484).

You can hear what the scam sounds like here. The caller usually says your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, he says your bank account is about to be seized – but if you go put your money on gift cards and then give him the codes, SSA can help keep it safe. (Of course, you never want to do that, because then your money is just gone.)

To report this scam, go to ftc.gov/complaint. But if you already gave one of these callers your SSN and you're worried about identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov/ssa. And if you get one of these calls, remember:

  • Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. Your bank account is not about to be seized.
  • The real SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards.
  • You can’t believe the numbers on your caller ID. Scammers can easily fake those. But if you’re worried, call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213. You can trust that number if you dial it yourself – just not on your caller ID.
  • Never give your SSN, credit card or bank account number to anyone who contacts you. Ever.

To hear more from the honest-to-goodness SSA and the FTC about these scams, follow the Facebook Live at noon tomorrow on the SSA’s Facebook page.

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Scam calls. Get a couple times a day. Have # blocked. Do not take call

This number no 18435620102 this is not ssi

(844)-511-5796
This phone number above called me, stating my SSN has suspicious activity

Just received a scam voicemail as well. Female robo voice. Wanted to add another number to the scam number list, (806) 642-4523 from Lubbock, TX.

I received a robocall today claiming social security fraud from 1-504-264-6586. Why can't the government do something about this? How did they acquire my info, from someone currently working at the social security administration???

I received a phone call from 806-559-4449 said : "Now if I don't hear a phone call from you, we will have to issue an arrest warrant under your name and get you arrest". This is a message in my Voice box and this call is coming in 10:52 AM on JUNE 18, 2020. I did return the call but there is a misunderstand between SSA Rep.

I received two calls and voicemails yesterday from 682-651-8470 in Grapevine, Tx and today from 936-215-6315 in Corrigan, TX on my government issued work cell phone. The same foreign man answered both numbers when I called back, but hung up on me every time I asked for a manager or supervisor.

18339202402 Depositing new message If this phone call from our department is to inform you that there is a legal enforcement action filed on your social security number for fraudulent activities. So when you get this message kindly call back at earliest possible on our number before they begin with the legal proceedings that is 833-920-2402. I repeat 833-920-2402.. Click here: 13608424000 to listen to full voice message.

Wanted to share my experience. Just received an automated call that my SSN was suspected for fraudulent activity in Texas, press 1 to know more. I did that and was connected to someone with an India accent opening with "Social Security office" I let him know that I was transferred to understand whats going on. He asked for my name, I gave it, then my last 4 digits of SSN, I said I dont have it with me. Then asked my BDAY, I gave it but lied (said 27th instead of 26th) at this point he gave me a "case#" and an "arrest warrent #" saying that I am under investigation for money laundering and drug trafficking in El Paso Texas, he received a request to suspend/cancel my SSN ( I am actually here on a temporary working VISA so yes I was nervous hearing that) then gave me 2 addresses I am connected with in El Paso where the authorities found my name and all my personal information and asked me "have i been there" "who have i given my info out to" etc. then i hung up after messaging friends that it was occuring, googled it and seeing its high probability of a scam, # 312 - 838- 5881 Chicago, IL. Thought leaving this post might help others if this happens to them.

same scam from #210-794-9387 and 210-879-9532

I received a call from my local area, it was automated woman saying that my social security benefits have been suspended due to fraud or suspicious activity in texas..please press 1 to resolve 210-937-6289 is this real?

Just got a call from a Tex as s number that said my ss# was involved in a lawsuit and I need to call them back. I'm afraid to call back in case they can hack my cell phone. Does this sound like a legit call? I don't think so. I don't live in Texas nor have I ever.

Just got a call this morning. 469-656-6039, caller said they were from California (the number is not. Caller asked for SS#, address, and other things. We requested they MAIL us questions to our address.

Can this number be added to the scam list?

got robocall from 7206495390 saying legal action for social security and to call

I received a robo call today from what looked to be a local number. They said that a warrant had been issued for me due to fraudulent activity linked to my SSN and I should press 1 to talk to an agent. They didn't ask for anyone by name because I imagine they thought they called a cell phone which they did not. Is there any way to block this craziness?

Got a call at work today from 833.990.2385. "Legal actions filed on your social security number for criminal activity." Instructions to call the above number

I have had two calls from +1 253-648-1147. Saying it is SSI I don't listen to till the end I just hang up.

I was called from 817-576-1036 (Texas) by Officer County Jones. My SS number is involved in illegal activity.

Got a call from 240-503-1733. Caller ID said same no. I did not respond. A message was left that they were notifying me documents would be served on me tomorrow between 3 and 5 pm. There was mention of a warrant, the Sheriff's office and the Social Security Admin. I was to call the 240-503-1733 no. if I didn't want my benefits affected.

I got a call a few minutes ago. Recording said my SS number was suspended due to criminal activity (fraud) on my part. The SSA was filing a lawsuit against me and submitting a warrant for my arrest. (I thought: how nice of them to give me a running a head start!) I was asked to press 1 to speak to someone, but I didn't. No cops at my door yet, so I think I'm safe.

just got a "robo" call from 409-622-3032 saying my social security number was suspended. says to call the mentioned number above...yeah. not going to happen

got a call from ssa. 202-932-3995. I called at 540 pm. Answers on first ring. I hung up and called back and this time he didn't say ssa office. He said my name and for me to live my life and let him live his and hung up. Hope calling back turning it on him. Hopefully he couldn't do anything.

Received a scam call from 202-932-4137. Asking for my SSN information. Beware

They just called me saying the same thing it scared me to death they were saying they were sending the local police and locking me up if I did not stay on the phone with them.thank god you had this article I was scared to death:(

Received a call today stating that from Social Security and there was some suspicious things going on with my Social Security number. I know this is not real so I didn’t respond

Got a call from 724-991-9570 saying I have an arrest warrant in my name because of "legal enforcement on my social security number" for fraudulent activities --- I called back but all I got was a robo-voice --- I will be filing a criminal complaint against these scammers with the U.S. Justice Dept. --- they better not mess with me again !!

I received a voicemail today stating the following:

"Hi this is Officer Victor Frank calling you from the Department of Social Security Administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that there's a legal enforcement action filed on your social security number for fraudulent activities. So, when you get this message kindly call back at your earliest possible on ...remember before we begin with the legal proceedings 972-913-6793. I repeat 972-913-6793. Thank you and have a great day."

@ 1:22 p.m. - stating from Dallas, TX

No, I did not call back. Just wanted to give a heads ups. Still current.

wow i got pretty much the same phone call today different name and different number 1-951-387-7685..but word for word the person or recorded voice said the same thing in my phone call i received ...god i hate scammers !!....i too will not be calling them back !!

I have been getting calls everyday they say my Id and SS was found in Houston in some apt that had been ran in on by police and I was going to be arrested .they ask for the last 4 of my SS number and I was so up set by the call I gave it to him .today I call the real SS office and they told me it was a scam.

How do you get them to stop. I got 8 calls and blocked the numbers each time... they still call... recorded message..
Problem is I am looking for a call from an attorney so scared I will miss it if I don't answer... so answer as soon as I know its the scam I just hang up and block that number. hour later another call from different number...

I got a call from the government telling me that my social has been involved in suspicious things he gave me his name and batch number but I'm unable to call him back. Can you help me figure out if my social has been locked

10 robo calls today from 281-552-8996. Claiming to be SSA in Huston TX. Claiming my name and SS number are linked to drug trafficking, many properties, banks accounts, etc. They got mad at me and hung up when I started to laugh! But the robo calls keep coming.

Just received a call from
SSociety office wanted me to return there call before they start legal action against me. Really . I just deleted the message. B Nordlow

Has anyone got a call from this number before ? 469-378-4972. It was a female robot voice and said I had fraudulent activity on my social security

Currently on the phone with them. Did research before loading all of my funds into multiple cards... Despicable! Number is 13189558134. Be careful out there people.

Received a phone call from 833-971-2306 stating that my social security number had been involved is suspicious activities and that I needed to call them back as soon as possible. This is just a scam.

469-342-0197

Over the last week or so I've been barraged with these calls all using the same area code and exchange as my cell number. Obviously they are spoofed numbers. I will press 1 to speak to someone and they start their speil. I will stop them and tell them I know they are not SSA and that I work in Cybersecurity(I actually do). The minute I say it they immediately hang up. They call from a new number every time so no way to block them. Very frustrating.

I received two robocalls this morning within 45 minutes from two different area phone numbers informing me that suspicious activity involving my SSN was being done. Was informed to press 1 to speak to a representative. I did hang up at that point, but the numbers used were: 419-934-7603 and 419-934-1454.

Got three of these calls this morning (815-201-3366, shows Sheridan, ILL.). Same recording, "suspicious activity on your SS #, so need me to contact them so it won't get suspended". Called back on a different phone, didn't give my name (definitely a call center). When I ask why they need my SS and that the Soc. Sec. Adm doesn't call people trying to get this info, they just hang up.

This has been happening to me with number 1 443- 384-1586

I just got a call from +1 (325) 219-0147 from tx. The man had a foreign accent and the robot thing said I was involved in a crime

Received a call stating an arrest warrant was issued for my arrest by the Social Security Administration for benefits (I don't get Social Security benefits bc I'm too young ha) from the number 917.402.9778 and to press 1 if I wanted to hear more about the local authorities that were looking for me. Beware of any calls from this number. Thanks!

got a call from this 469 261 2882 number claiming to be the ssi and said I have a warrant for my arrest, some guy got on the line and said they were looking for me. They need to be charged and held in contempt.

I have received a call today 8/4 to inform me of legal action filed on my social security number for fraudulent activities. It came from a New York number, that is 315-221-3037, urging me to call back to 315-223-0137 or similar number to avoid legal proceedings.

ive gotten. 5 today saying I committed a crime in Texas. Bank account freeze put money on cards etc.

I received one of these scam calls, female robotic voice, saying that "illegal enforcement actions were filed on my social security due to fraudulent activities" and asked me to call 833-787-3921

Scam from ‭+1 (805) 309-6152‬ Thousand Oaks, CA

I have received several calls from 1-925-310- 9268 California claiming to be SS left voice mail . I called person answered with foreign accent claiming to be SS , I told him to Stop
calling I know SS doesn’t call , his response hung up lol
I blocked this #

I just got a phone call. Said suspicious activity with my social security number. Wanted me to press 1 to hear more. But I hung up. The number on my phone was a Texas number: 940-452-9600

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